Grateful Dead Live at Assembly Hall, University Of Illinois on 1973-02-22
- Grateful Dead
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Promised Land, They Love Each Other, El Paso, Bird Song, Mexicali Blues, Deal, Looks Like Rain, Tennessee Jed, Box Of Rain, Playing In The Band
Wave That Flag, Me And My Uncle, Dark Star > Eyes Of The World > China Doll, Around And Around, Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > One More Saturday Night
E: Casey Jones
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|They Love Each Other|
|Beer Barrel Polka|
|Looks Like Rain|
|Box Of Rain|
|Playing In The Band|
|Wave That Flag|
|Me And My Uncle|
|Dark Star ->|
|Eyes Of The World ->|
|Around And Around|
|Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->|
|One More Saturday Night|
- 2010-12-14 12:49:17
- Dat -> Samplitude Professional v11.03 -> FLAC
- Champaign, IL
- Run time
- SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
Subject: "Beer Barrel Polka" Dick's Picks, Volume 28
Subject: concerning the WOS and vocal clarity...
Subject: Intrument used in Dark Star at 10:30
Subject: bird song
this and the year before at the creamery.
so beautiful so DAMN beautiful..........
Subject: classic 73'
Subject: Plausible Example
You just have to understand that this recording is not truly a soundboard. There was no soundboard. What here transpires is a feed from off of the mains that a member of the kwipment krew, or one of the other people backstage, understage or offstage who was assigned, or perhaps not assigned the task of plugging in a two track reel-to-reel or cassette tape recorder into the direct feed. The band adjusted the sound on stage themselves and this, what you are hearing, is what they were hearing.
Sometimes they got quickly in synch on it and other times they thrashed around searching for the sound. Usually by the second set they were in synch.
This representation is a particularly well stage-mixed effort.
Much of the playing and singing is flawless.
Many of the songs (too numerous to describe) are all-time keepers.
All of the previous reviewers of this concert have aptly stated its merits. I am merely commenting as a fan who was privileged enough to attend many Wall of Sound shows. I still don't believe there was anything like it.
I am an admirer of Mayer sound and his P.A. inventions I am aware of the fact that Furthur and other jam band groups, as well as many concert halls employ his systems, but he cannot deny that the W.O.S was superlative.
And I am happy to report that he doesn't. He acknowledges that he cannot duplicate the sound that you now hear. The bellweather in all of this is the clarity of the vocals. No P.A. System has ever duplicated such clarity.
Now I know many of you don't give a shit about the clarity of vocals, or even care about vocals -- you just want to hear Jerry's guitar solos , but the clarity of the vocals is the key to overall P.A. fulfillment.
This recording is the fulfillment of many a forgotten dream of people whom the Grateful Dead's music makes sing.
Subject: Singing Saw
Subject: BK sound
one of the first GD tapes I got!
To the previous poster, Chris U. Pigpen passed away on March 8, 1973, just after the Champaign show(s).
Subject: Complete agreement
First and foremost, we must bear in mind that this show was performed (and recorded!) less than one week from the 2-15-73 show in Dane County ... and this Illinois show is vastly inferior overall ... but not all bad.
This is the Dead after the Europe 72 3LP is released, where they spread their musical balls on the table. Pigpen is dead. The Wall of Sound is growing. 'Eyes of the World' has been written.
That said, what is most interesting to me about this show is how uninteresting it is compared to other shows from this time period. It's not that the band isn't into playing but there is no forward progress here. It is a Dead show. Cool. It could be worse. But it could be a whole lot better. Like a week earlier, in Dane County.
Subject: harmony shows that beauty is one
Subject: Playin' in my head
Thanks for the cleaned up recording, Charlie.